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Habakkuk 2 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxHab 2:1 - I will take my stand to watch, and station myself on the tower, and look forth to see what he will say to me, and what I will answer concerning my complaint.

Unchecked Copy BoxHab 2:2 - And the LORD answered me: "Write the vision; make it plain upon tablets, so he may run who reads it.

Unchecked Copy BoxHab 2:3 - For still the vision awaits its time; it hastens to the end--it will not lie. If it seem slow, wait for it; it will surely come, it will not delay.

Unchecked Copy BoxHab 2:4 - Behold, he whose soul is not upright in him shall fail, but the righteous shall live by his faith.

Unchecked Copy BoxHab 2:5 - Moreover, wine is treacherous; the arrogant man shall not abide. His greed is as wide as Sheol; like death he has never enough. He gathers for himself all nations, and collects as his own all peoples."

Unchecked Copy BoxHab 2:6 - Shall not all these take up their taunt against him, in scoffing derision of him, and say, "Woe to him who heaps up what is not his own--for how long?--and loads himself with pledges!"

Unchecked Copy BoxHab 2:7 - Will not your debtors suddenly arise, and those awake who will make you tremble? Then you will be booty for them.

Unchecked Copy BoxHab 2:8 - Because you have plundered many nations, all the remnant of the peoples shall plunder you, for the blood of men and violence to the earth, to cities and all who dwell therein.

Unchecked Copy BoxHab 2:9 - Woe to him who gets evil gain for his house, to set his nest on high, to be safe from the reach of harm!

Unchecked Copy BoxHab 2:10 - You have devised shame to your house by cutting off many peoples; you have forfeited your life.

Unchecked Copy BoxHab 2:11 - For the stone will cry out from the wall, and the beam from the woodwork respond.

Unchecked Copy BoxHab 2:12 - Woe to him who builds a town with blood, and founds a city on iniquity!

Unchecked Copy BoxHab 2:13 - Behold, is it not from the LORD of hosts that peoples labor only for fire, and nations weary themselves for nought?

Unchecked Copy BoxHab 2:14 - For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.

Unchecked Copy BoxHab 2:15 - Woe to him who makes his neighbors drink of the cup of his wrath, and makes them drunk, to gaze on their shame!

Unchecked Copy BoxHab 2:16 - You will be sated with contempt instead of glory. Drink, yourself, and stagger! The cup in the LORD's right hand will come around to you, and shame will come upon your glory!

Unchecked Copy BoxHab 2:17 - The violence done to Lebanon will overwhelm you; the destruction of the beasts will terrify you, for the blood of men and violence to the earth, to cities and all who dwell therein.

Unchecked Copy BoxHab 2:18 - What profit is an idol when its maker has shaped it, a metal image, a teacher of lies? For the workman trusts in his own creation when he makes dumb idols!

Unchecked Copy BoxHab 2:19 - Woe to him who says to a wooden thing, Awake; to a dumb stone, Arise! Can this give revelation? Behold, it is overlaid with gold and silver, and there is no breath at all in it.

Unchecked Copy BoxHab 2:20 - But the LORD is in his holy temple; let all the earth keep silence before him.

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